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Dubai Vision 2020 tourism plan underpins Expo bid with a new Tourism Vision 2020, the visitor target for Dubai in 2020 has been set at 20m. DTCM Director General Marri, indicated this total would be significantly enhanced should Dubai win its bid to host the World Expo 2020 – a decision due to be announced in November.
The study confirmed that users in both countries rely on new technology when making travel decisions. The initial finding from the study is that the Internet plays a key role in the decision making process. Apart from direct advice from friends and family, the internet is the number one source for trip planning for more than a third of leisure travellers surveyed (39% in the UAE and 38% in Saudi Arabia). This number rises for business travellers – jumping to 48% and 50% in Saudi Arabia and the UAE respectively.
Muhammad Al Idrisi was a famous geographer and traveler who was a descendant of the Idrisid rulers of Morocco. during his early life, Al Idrisi travelled throughout Europe and north Africa. When he reached adulthood, he spent years compiling information on Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Far East from merchants and other travellers. He used this information to complete, the Tabula Rogeriana, which is considered to be the most accurate map of its time.
Muslims have a long established passion for travel, extending back to the intrepid explorers such as Ibn Battuta and Ahmed Ibn Majid who helped to map the world for future generations. The 21st century tourism industry is just starting to wake up to this affluent sector, writes
But despite formidable challenges Libya’s travel companies, under the direction of the Export Promotion Centre assembled an impressive stand at the World Travel Market in London and showcased the county’s amazing tourist attractions. The stand took the form of a Libyan building with many enticing posters: the Corinthia Hotel described itself as an oasis of luxury.
The Arab Spring may have completely transformed North Africa’s tourism profile but Morocco continues … to attract substantial investment and increasing numbers of visitors, writes Stephen Williams.